Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 30, 2013)

Its the final day of the month - which could mean its time to tame down spending to make rent...or its time for the turn up.  If its the latter - we've got a host of musical offerings to suggest.

Topping our list are two shows on the eastside.  If you're feeling Brit Week, then Chad Valley is your man.  He produces and sings simultaneously, effecting his vocals into some sexy, somewhat ambient strange indie electronic music.  His show at The Echo is definitely worthy of your attention.  For more sexy vocals, albeit a different variety that is more hip-hop and poetry informed, consider Robert Raimon Roy at Bootleg Theater.  The triple R threat is joined by the soul of Jack Davey and the electronics of Jonwayne making for an eclectic, eccentric night of dopeness.

We have tickets to give away for both shows - so hit up contest@supergoodmusic.com or mention us and the artists on twitter to get in on the action!

On the grittier rock side of things consider Great White Buffalo at Hemingway's or The Record Company at The Mint.  For the latter, I might advise sticking out for their Cinco De Mayo show at Venice Love Shack because its $10 for all you can drink and all you can jam out to.

Full list of shows below.

  • Robyn Hitchcock [pictured] & the Venus 3 and Peter Buck @ the Troubadour

  • Marnie Stern, SISU and Qui @ the Satellite

  • DWNTWN, the Mercy Beat and the Hard Knocks @ the Central SAPC

  • Robert Raimon Roy, Jack Davey and Jonwayne @ the Bootleg Bar

  • Chad Valley, Ski Lodge and Oddience @ the Echo

  • Masaki Batoh @ the Echoplex

  • Irontom, the Echo and the Sound and the Spreewells @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Jerry Ulcer, the Dan Castle Review, Early Bizrd & the Bees, Jacaranda Red, Snake Charmer Ensemble, the Mother Vines and Sweet Bump It @ Los Globos

  • FM Radio, SanguineDrake, Vanish Valley and Samantha Mollen @ the Hotel Café

  • Anna Lunoe and Rick Rude @Dim Mak Studios

  • Spirit Family Reunion and the Record Company @ the Mint

  • Black Apples, Body Parts and Missing Teen @ Harvard & Stone

  • Great White Buffalo @ Hemingway’s

  • Kan Wakan@ Sayers Club

  • Taproot and Boy Hits Car @the Whisky

  • Wizeguy, Vertigo Shock and Enjuillet @ the Viper Room

  • JoJo, Austin Brown @ Tru Hollywood

  • Incendio @ Catalina Bar & Grill

  • Vittoria, Sox 4 Christmas, the Sterling Clan, Adanna Duru and A Thing Called Smelly a@ House of Blues Anaheim

Monday, April 29, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (Monday, April 29th)

Booo hooo, the Lakers lost. Get over it by seeing some live music tonight.

For an energetic Monday, Pitchfork's favorite Canadians, Metz, bring their hard-hitting sound to the Troubadour with support from White Lung and Mrs Magician.

KCRW'S It's a School Night is bringing the beats proper this evening with Big Black Delta's record release party going down at Bardot. Shy Girls, Emma Ejwertz and The Last Internationale fill out the bill.

Tonight is Gavin Turek's last night of her April residency at The Bootleg Theatre. Helping Gavin close out the month are Zak Waters, Fellow Bohemian and a special guest is substituting in place of Boom D, who is stuck in NOLA.

Don't forget to head on out to the West side this coming weekend and join us at the Cinco de Mayo bash "El Dia De La Heady." Lagunitas and Sailor Jerry are providing libations, The Record Company, The Dustbowl Revival, Ivory Deville, The Dead Ships, The Diamond Light and Highway Poets are providing the tunes, and, most importantly, Jam in the Van is providing the headiness. Hope to see you all out there.

Cinco De Mayo Poster

  • Big Black Delta, Shy Girls, Emma Ejwerts, and the Last Internationale @ Bardot

  • Metz, White Lung and Mrs. Magician @  Troubadour

  • Campfire Girls, Plexi, Lifter and Aaron Embry @ Dragonfly

  • Chief, Carly Ritter, Thumb Wars and FMLY @ Satellite (FREE)

  • Gavin Turek, Zak Waters, Fellow Bohemian @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)

  • Baby Alpaca, Mt. Ossa and Skin Town @ Echo

  • Team Supreme @ Echoplex

  • The Wingard Manor, Bird Mad Girl and Nodigga @ Los Globos

  • Abbot Kinney, the Moth & the Flame and Lindsay Rae Spurlock @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Merx, Broken Water, Tara Jane O’Neil and Naps @ the Smell

  • Debaser, Marmits, Precious and Capt’n Fresh & the Stay Fresh Seals @Pehrspace

  • Jason Joseph & the Spectacular (FREE), David Poe, Mike Elizondo, Lindsey Ray and Sky White Tiger @ the Hotel Café

  • Poor Yorik, Faydean, Laura Cheadle and Dawn Oberg @ the Mint

  • Higher Flux, Ryan Crosby, Barnaby Saints and Crown City Krooks @the Viper Room

  • The Circus Kids@ the Central SAPC

  • Omagaro Miguel @ Molly Malone’s

  • Gardeners Logic, Stacy Clark and Billy Kernkamp @ Detroit Bar

  • The Agonist, Light Up the Eyes, Beneath the Buried, Apathy and Our Own Accord @ Alex’s Bar

  • Andre Nickatina, Roach Gigz and MUMBLS @ Observatory

  • Blood Red Shoes @ Constellation Room

Friday, April 26, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 26, 2013)

Happy friggin Friday!  Lot's to be heard this FF too, so don't let the couch suck you in after NBA playoff games are over, get up and get heady.

Go see The Cave Singers at The Bootleg, because they are awesome.  Or go freak it to Crystal Castles at The Hollywood Palladium, because that too would be awesome.

BritWeek kicks off at The Echo with The Veils, Andy Burrows, and Pop Noir.

DJ Shadow is at The Observatory, remember to wait for the drop...

Or go hear some Chappo w/ Francisco the Man at The Satellite.

All good choices, all there for the taking Los Angeles...

Win Tickets to The Dustbowl Revival's Residency at TheMint!

The Dustbowl Revival is playing at The Mint every Wednesday during the month of May.  That's the what's up on the what's up.  If you're into that, well then it's encouraged that you try your hand at winning tickets for two to every night of their residency.  It's pretty easy, unless you're like my mother and turning the computer on gives you issues.  If you're on Twitter Tweet: @jaminthevan @supergoodmusic @MintLA @dustbowlrevival and if you're not on Twitter get at us via Email: at contest@supergoodmusic.com with subject Dustbowl Revival Mint Residency.

If for some reason you prefer to purchase a ticket then you can do so HERE.

For more ticket giveaways hit up the aptly named "Giveaways" page on our site...

To hear more from The Dustbowl Revival so that you're good and familiar with the type of fun you'll be getting into, hit up their Jam in the Van Session Page.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

BritWeek at The Echo

So it's BritWeek in Los Angeles and The Echo is celebrating with some sweet billings.  If you don't know, BritWeek is "a celebration of all things British in California," so the bands playing are Brit'ish, duh. Whether or not the taco cart down the street is serving bangers and mash is unconfirmed.

Night one (Friday 4/26) features The Veils, they're on Rough Trade Records and they get muchos hits on YouTube.  If that isn't enough for you to make this show your Friday evening plans then you should give them a listen and decide after that.  They're accompanied by Andy Burrows and Pop Noir.

You can assume that night two (Saturday 4/27) is going to be a fairly crowded event as it's headlined by New Build, a love child hatched between members of Hot Chip and a member of LCD Soundsystem (yes, the LCD Soundsytem, OMG).  Expect a sweaty room full of hipsters, I'm not trying to sell it short with that, it will no doubt be awesome.  That bill is also packed with other artists, I will leave it to you to Google them.  I trust you will.  Update:  This event got moved because The Rolling Stones scheduled a surprise performance at The Echopl

Night three is Steve Mason with Dark Furs opening. The poster has Beta Band in parentheses so I dunno if that means he's with the Beta Band or performing their songs, or what, but it's on the poster, so there.  Update:  Steve Mason not able to make it due to Visa issues.

Night four (Tuesday 4/30) passes the reigns to Chad Valley he will coo to you in a Brittish accent while thizzy beats get all dissonant in the background. You will swoon.

They close it out on Night five (Thursday May 2) with Little Boots, who is hot, apparently has small feet, and will make you dance.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 24, 2013)

It's hump day, so hump, but see some music first, you know, to get in the mood...

It's a relatively slow evening, and we'd say your best shot at a good time would be to go see Bass Drum of Death, Tijuana Panthers, and Beach Party at The Bootleg, if that's the mood you're looking for.  If not, well there's SKATERS at The Echo and The Armada at The Satellite.

Here's to hoping tomorrow is a bit more turnt up...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 22, 2013)

Cure a Coachella hangover with some free music Monday night - whether its the cute, feisty and fierce Gavin Turek celebrating her birthday at her residency at Bootleg or its JMSN with Goldroom (Live) at It's A School Night - there are good options.   Check them out below...

  • The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada’s “I’m From Earth” Day Special @ Largo

  • DSB (Journey Tribute) @ The Roxy

  • Hunnypot Radio Live w/ Daniel Bedingfield, The James Douglas Show, Solardrive, L. Boogie @ The Central SAPC (FREE)

  • Johnny Stachela & Duane Betts @ Harvelle’s

  • Ninja Betty & The Nunchix, Crystal Kid, Ocean Hands @ TRiP

  • David Poe, Lill Haydn, Jason Joseph & The Spectacular, Anderson East @ The Hotel Café

  • Battle For Warped Tour w/ The Ominous, All Night Pressure, Altar of All @ Slidebar (FREE)

  • The Burning Dolls, The Vigils, Cardboard Lamb @ The Redwood Bar

  • Gardeners Logic, Names in Vain, The Memorial Highway @ Detroit Bar (FREE)

  • Gavin Turek, Ross Sea Party, BS3CI DJs, Moses Summary @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)

  • Chief, Tashaki Miyaki, Strangelove, Chase Cohl, DJ Max Jack @ The Satellite

  • Body Parts, Caught A Ghost, DJ Valida @ The Echo

  • The Moth GrandSLAM @ The Echoplex

  • The Last Internationale, Lolove, Sad Robot @ The Viper Room

  • Wavves, Fidlar, Cheatahs @ The Smell

  • Verbs, Clipping, Mikey Wally, Chaz Calibur @ Pehrspace

  • Abbot Kinney, The Moth & The Flame, The Flight Lessons, Nate Welner @ SIlverlake Lounge (FREE)

  • The Revival Tour w/ Chuck Ragan, Tim McIlrath, Dave Hause and Jenny O. @ The Observatory

  • Moxi @ Constellation Room

  • Secret Show @ Saint Rocke

  • Alec Benjamin @ Room 5 Lounge

  • JMSN, Goldroom (LIVE), Andy Burrows, Jensen Reed, Goodnight Keaton, Jason Eldredge @ Bardot for It’s a School Night

Friday, April 19, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 19, 2013)

While people make the exodus to the desert for Coachella weekend 2, there are still plenty of name brand acts and Coachella players hanging around the greater L.A. region delivering sonic pleasure.

Funny man Ed Helms presents his Whiskey Sour Radio Hour at Largo - an intimate setting to catch the notorious Office comedian.  KDay celebrates hip-hop at Gibson Amphitheatre at KDay Krush Groove with Warren G, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Too Short, Tha Dogg Pound, DJ Quik and many more!

If you missed RJD2 at Echoplex last night - consider a trek to The Observatory where he is joined by Free The Robots.  Next door, Kill Paris puts down some filth for the crowd at Constellation Room.  Other notables include Chairlift at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Subsuelo at Bootleg Bar.  Full list of shows below the videos...

  • Cromwell @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

  • Kday Krush Groove w/ Warren G, Glasses Malone, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Too Short, Tha Dogg Pound, Mack 10, Comptons Most Wanted, DJ Quik @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Ed Helms Presents The Whiskey Sour Radio Hour w/ The Lonsome Trio @ Largo

  • The Telescopes, LSD and the Search for God, Sonnyskyes @ Alex’s Bar

  • Barry Zweig Trio, Allensworth, DJ Alfred Hawkins @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • Styles of Beyond, Ugly Duckling, Tate La Rock, Frontside, Richard Sweat @ The Central SAPC

  • American Monster: Burlesque & Blues @ Harvelle’s

  • Lions N Poets, Space Boyfriend, Laura Serafine, Cats on Mars, Piper Downs @ TRiP

  • Cory Phillips & The Groove Machine, J.A. & The Empire Assembly, Joanna Borromeo, Charlie Vaughn @ WitZend

  • Coachella @ Empire Polo Club

  • Bon Jovi @ Staples Center

  • Walk
 The Antlers, Chairlift @Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • Keyshia Cole @ Club Nokia

  • Strunz & Farah @ Catalina Bar & Grill

  • Subsuelo, Mad Decent, Peligrosa, Jeremy Sole, Cumba Mela, Dutty Artz, Tormenta and Afrolicious @ Bootleg Bar

  • Two Man Gentlemen Band, Leftover Cuties @ Satellite

  • The Abigails, Dignitary Loss and Dream Boys @ El Cid

  • Jackie Does Joel, Naia Kete, the Brendan Hines and the Soul of John Black @ Hotel Café

  • The Voodoo Fix, Marcela Carmona, Cable Car, Canto and Christy Lynn Arvin @ the Mint

OTEP @ Whisky A Go Go

The Call @ Troubadour

  • Rad!, the Knife Outline, Before the Mourning, Consume the Fire and Soma @ Roxy Theatre

  • Bullets Made Statues, Tortsov, Che Zinfandel and Trash Honey @ On The Rox

  • Oleg Sweet, Russian Solution, Black Valentine and Alter Ego @ Viper Room

  • Tin Lizzy and Jett Pink @ Saint Rocke

  • RJD2, Free the Robots @ Observatory

  • Kill Paris @ Constellation Room

  •  and Oneohtrix Point Never @ Santa Barbara Bowl

  • Slacker Fest at the Moose
Skid Row @ Marquee 15

  • Heavenbound @ Ebell Theatre

  • Mark Eteson, Seth Krafft, PrettyBoyPaul @ Yost Theater

  • Gladys Knight at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Late Night Revival @ Slidebar (FREE)

  • Las Feas, The 87’s, Bombon @ Redwood Bar

  • La Boite Funk, Kedd Cook, Dirty Work @ Detroit Bar

  • Anonymous Disco @ King King Club

  • Cold Bank, Charlie Darker, MVTH, Paris Burns @ Avalon

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 18, 2013)


There is other stuff going down, like:

  • RJD2Echoplex

  • EL-P @ The Echo

  • Portugal. The Man and Lord Huron @ The Glass House

  • Green Day and Best CoastLA Sports Arena, you know if you like eye shadow and hot topic.

  • Bad Religion and The Bronx @ The Palladium

  • Vampire Weekend and TanlinesThe Fox Theater

  • The Abigails at Alex's Bar

  • Public Enemy, Rush, and HeartNokia Theater for some Rock and Roll hall of fame induction thing.

  • New Order and Johnny Marr @ Santa Barbara Bowl...

  • Little Green Cars@Troubadour

  • The Dustbowl Revival Record Release at The Edison

  • Bad Religion @ Hollywood Palladium

  • Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii @ El Rey Theatre

  • La Roux @ Fonda Theatre

  • Sarah Silverman & Friends @ Largo

  • The Abigails, Shirley Rolls, The Leeches, The Gospels, DJ Paul-E-Wog @ Alex’s Bar

  • Erica Fairchild presents LNGWKND @ Del Monte Speakeasy

  • Y Luv, Ready Never, Soda Soda @ The Central SAPC

  • Harlow Gold @ Harvelle’s

  • City of Blue, Caldecott, Rod Cocker, Space Hurricane, West of Now @ TRiP

There's a lot going on, those are all good choices, but again people, its 2 CHAINZ in The Observatory!  That almost sounds like solving the mystery in the trap version of Clue.  And, oh yeah, we have tickets to giveaway to El P.  Get on that!  Tweet out @theechola @supergoodmusic @jaminthevan @elp.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 17, 2013)

The in-between Coachella week keeps the hits coming.  If you dropped the ball and didn't catch any of the good music that was about town last night, well you have a chance to make up for it tonight.

If it's hip hop that your ears desire then you have several very appealing options like Kitty Pryde (swoon) at the Bootleg Theater, Action Bronson at the Constellation Room at The Observatory, Public Enemy at The House of Blues Sunset Strip, or Teebs and Verbs at Low End Theory at The Airliner.

If it's rock that you want then you've got options for that as well. Tops on our list would be Dinosaur Jr. w/ King Tuff at The Glass HouseAlt J at The Observatory or The Dropkick Murphy's at the Nokia.

If thizz is what you want then look no further then Boys Noize and Claude Vonstroke who are doing a free show at the Sound Nightclub.

There's plenty to be had tonight, so wherever you end up just remember, keep it funky!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 16, 2013)

Gary Clark Jr. is at The Roxy tonight, so you should go there.  100% certifiably guaranteed guitar amazingness.

If not there, then maybe Foals at El Rey.

If not Foals then maybe Modest Mouse at the Fox Theater in Pamona.

If not Modest Mouse then maybe Sparks at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

If you're scared of ghosts then maybe Salva, Gaslamp Killer, Thundercat, and Franki Chan at the Echoplex.  If you're scared of the trap, then maybe Dim Mak Studios for Keys N Krates and SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS.

If none of those then maybe Smith Westerns at The Echo, Franz Ferdinand at The Fonda, Aesop Rock at The Observatory, The Make Up at The Glass House... I could go on, but what I'm trying to say is there is a ton going on tonight so you should Tivo your programs and get out there.

  • Foals, The Neigbourhood @ El Rey Theatre

  • Gad Elmaleh @ Largo

  •  Sparks @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

  • Rodriguez, Giant Sand @ Orpheum Theatre

  • Salva, Gaslamp Killer, Thundercat, Franki Chan, Secret Guests @ Echoplex

  • Keys N Krates, Secret Guests, Dan Oh, Kid B, Bones @ Dim Mak Studios

  • The King Khan & BBQ Show, Feeding People @ Troubadour

  • Gary Clark Jr. @ The Roxy

  • Pardon Me Sir, Bobby Church, Dezi Paige, Omar Velasco Mi-Careme @ The Viper Room

  • Tarantino @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip

  • Tony Furtado Trio, RuthAnne @ The Mint

  • Black Apples @ Harvard & Stone

  • James McCartney, Alyssa Graham, The Jim Campilongo Trio, Micah Green @ The Hotel Cafe

  • Smith Westerns @ Echo

  • Thee Rain Cats, the Georgia Sand, Archer Black, the Masonry, Planets @ Satellite

  • Busy Living, Landon Marcus, Lou Jane, Lauren Augarten @Lot 1 Café

  • Laura Mvula, Mohammed Alidu @ Bootleg Bar

  • Randy Emata @ Federal Bar

  • Green Umbrella @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • Glorious Wondour, Pomar, Rom Dos @ Detroit Bar

  • Polica, Night Moves @  Observatory

  • Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, Busdriver @ Constellation Room

  • Modest Mouse @ Fox Theater Pomona

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs @Majestic Ventura Theater

  • Alt-J @ Belly Up

  • Paper Diamond, Vaski @ Yost Theater

  • The Make Up @ The Glass House

  • E.G. Daily, Lee Miles, Sonnet, Truly Ford @ WitZend

  • You’re Not My Real Dad, El Dub, Noise Agency @ TRiP

  • Hunter and the Dirty Jacks @ Harvelle’s

  • DWNTWN, Hustle Roses, Freedom Fry, The Mercy Beat @ The Central SAPC (FREE)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 15, 2013)

Got a post Coachella hang-over?  Didn't go, not hungover at all and feeling a bit down?  The best cure for both is to go see more music.  If we're suggesting shows for tonight, and we are, then we'd say go see The Faint with White Arrows at The Observatory.  Or, if you want to get real crazy with your Monday, check out Koshachella with Kosha Dillz, the Hebrew Hammer of Hip Hop (aka Yung Menorah, Lil' Latke, etc. etc.), Y-Luv and some other bands will be rocking The Joint with Kosha tonight.

Full show list is below.   Remember, Monday is just another word for Friday.


Chief, Western Lows, Samantha Ronson, Rebecca Shiffman, DJ Amika Akaya @ The Satellite (FREE)

Hands, HOTT MT, JJ Corsini, Casual Knowledge @ The Echo (FREE)

Gavin Turek, Burning Ear (DJ Sets) @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)
Ghost B.C. Ides of Gemini @ El Rey Theatre

You Made it Weird w/ Pete Holmes @ Troubadour

Gad Elmaleh @ Largo

Johnny Stachela & Duane Betts @ Harvelle's

Lux Nova, So Long Sucker, The Calefaction, Viet Ruse @ TRiP

Moxi @ The Constellation Room

The Faint, White Arrows @ The Observatory
Suzy Skarulis, Jodee Seiders, Rik Limonard @ The Mint

KOSHACHELLA:  Shtar, Purdue Avenue, Kosha Dillz, Y-Love, Diwon @ The Joint

Kaw, Orphic, F3RAL, Cloud Charmer @ Los Globos

OMD, Diamond Rings @ Fonda Theatre

David Poe, Chris Stills, Jason Joseph & The Soul Spectacular, Al Sperry @ The Hotel Café

Gardeners Logic, Golden Afternoon, TV Girl @ Detroit Bar (FREE)

Black Apples, Legs McNeil @ Harvard & Stone

The Wingard Manor, Bird Mad Girl, Nodggia @ Los Globos

Early Elton John (Elton John Tribute) @ The Roxy

Femme Fest feat. Fabulous Miss Wendy, Sara Rae, Piel, Hear Kitty Kitty, Heavy Glow, The Theadora Kelly Project @ The Viper Room

Sexis Sixis, Rachel Roberts, Ryan Beke, Storey & The Teller @ Redwood Bar

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 14, 2013)

It's Sunday, a day of rest, or a day you can use to go hear some tunes... If you're doing the latter then let us recommend either Mudhoney at the Echo (because Mudhoney is awesome), or Penguin Prison at Drai's in Hollywood... Neither is a bad decision.


Gamblers Mark @ House of Blues

House of Blues Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues - Anaheim

Tic Tic BooM!, Glow Marrow, Young Empress @ The Satellite (FREE)

Mudhoney, The Freeks @ The Echo

Whispering Pines, The Americans, Phoebe Bridges, Sutter Zachery @ The Echoplex (Grande Ole EchO)

Part Time Punks Iggy Pop Nite w/ Raw Power Rangers @ The Echo

Phinehas, Corelia, Art By Numbers, Iliad @ Troubadour

The Toledo Show @ Harvelle's

Souliance, The Masonry, Tatiana Prophet, Jonathan Morrow, Elle Carpenter @ TRiP

Bad Powers, Feral Kizzy, Bombon, Guests @ Alex's Bar

Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake), Feritta, McClintock @ Saint Rocke

D.R.I. @ The Observatory

Penguin Prison, Drop The Lime @ Drai's Hollywood

Loz Feliz Quartet @ The Central SAPC

The Lappit Rocha Sunday Night Jazz Jam @ The Mint

Famished Drag Revue @ Los Globos

Shattered Faith, Social Task, 13 Scars, Skaal @ Slidebar (FREE)

Varna, Violet, Alexx Valise @ The Viper Room

Pearl Harbor, Crazy Squeeze, The Glimmer Stars @ Redwood Bar

Ethio-Cali Ensemble @ Bluewhale

Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Friday, April 12, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 12, 2013)

It is admittedly a slow evening. The turn-up has no doubt left Los Angeles County and made its way to the desert. That's sort of a bummer for those of us stuck here, but you know what? It's a big town, there's always stuff to do.

So maybe hit up the Calvin Harris show at The Palladium.  He's joined by Trey Songz, The Wanted, and Zedd.

Or, if you're feeling adventurous and you want in on a little bit of that desert vibe, get in the whip and head out to Pappy and Harriet's in J-Tree to catch Nick Waterhouse.  That will be a guaranteed good experience.  However, if your pockets are thin and you don't want to make a trip out of it, then drop your finger on any number of the free options listed below.  Odds are you'll land on something fun, and if it isn't, well, that's probably because you didn't try to make it fun...


Amplify 2013 w/ Calvin Harris, Trey Songz, The Wanted, Zedd@ Hollywood Palladium
Rick Ortiz Presents Best of Metal Tributes @ House of Blues - Los Angeles

House of 80s @ House of Blues - Anaheim

The Blackeyed Soul Club, The Magnificent, The Shag Rats @ The Satellite

Bambu, Kixxie SIete, Odessa Kane, Double Dosage, DJ Esta @ The Echo

Denver, Some Dark Hollow, Moonsville Collective @ Bootleg Bar

Papfish, Roots of Mine, Sono Vero, Ital Vibes, Phoenix Down @ Troubadour

Gad Elmaleh @ Largo

The Mason Affair, Pinot, Raquel Rodriguez @ Harvelle's

Barry Zweig Trio @ Del Monte Speakeasy (FREE)(8-10)

Shafiq Husayn & The Dove Society, DJ Alfred Hawkins @ Del Monte Speakeasy
The Overeasy HaSkaLA @ TRiP

The Spazmatics @ Dakota Lounge

John Bobek, Melissa Harding, The Boom Booms, The Daymakers @ WitZend

The Supersuckers, The Black Tibetans, The Henchmen, The Lonesome Ones @ Alex's Bar
Kevin Sousa (6 PM), The English Beat, Reeform @ Saint Rocke Rebel Revive, Bristol To Memory, Big Monsta @ Constellation RoomLuicidal, Tone Def, Rated X, Neighborhood Watch @ The Central SAPC

Quiz @ The Mint

Garrett Smith Group @ Bluewhale

Darude, Kristina Sky @ ExchangeLA  
Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu @ Club Nokia

Shark Toys, Protomartyr, Turn To Crime, Smelly Tongues @ Pehrspace

Peacetreaty, Deorro, Dzeko & Torres, Digitalife, FYDR @ Avalon

Project46, Slice N Dice, DMorse @ Yost Theater

Shane Alexander, The Brother Sal, Jon Kenzie, Crooked Saint @ The Hotel Café

Neara Russell, George Krikes, Anthony Starble, Jackie Brubaker @ Room 5 Lounge

Blak Nite @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)

Elon Katz @ Amoeba Records (FREE)

H & S Band & Burlesque w/ DJ Dan Mancini @ Harvard & Stone

Green Ashes @ One Eyed Gypsy

Ian Pooley @ Los Globos (9-4 am)

Nick Waterhouse @ Pappy & Harriet's
The Elizabeth Kill, 28 North, Badwater, Falling Still @ El Cid

Soulcial, DJ Dynamix, Dj Higher, Kidpeace @ On The Rox

Owl, Pulse Liberation, Slow Burning Car, Across Coves, Eye of Ember @ The Roxy

Joe Buck Yourself, Viva La Vox @ Slidebar (FREE) 

Midnight Coal Company, Dirty Rice, NEVERWONDER, The Rift, Texas Runway, The Elovay @ The Viper Room

Schtizophonics, The Amadans, Triple Dog Dare, The Blackerbys @ Redwood Bar

Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
RAC @ Loyola Marymount University

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 11, 2013)

Not going to the make it out to the desert to play with glow sticks tonight? Don't fret, there's plenty to do in LA and far less risk of dehydration.

Most venues in LA will also let you in with glow sticks, you know, if you want the ambiance. Like at The Mint for Elephant Revival, they're not going to tell you to put away your glow stick. Win tickets for that via our giveaways page by tweeting at us or emailing contests@supergoodmusic.com.

Glow sticks will most likely also be welcomed at the Passion Pit/Tanlines show at the Nokia Theater, or Savages at The Echo. Those shows are both sold out, so hit up the Craiglist yo... The full list of places you can take your glow sticks is below.


Alpha/Beta @ The Satellite

Savages, No Bra @ The Echo (SOLD OUT)

Sky Ferreira, High Highs @ Bootleg Theater

Jeremiah Red, Jason Feedy, Moonsville Collective, Micah Brown @ House of Blues - Anaheim

White Rainbow, Secret Colors, Protect Me, Michael Vidal @ Lot 1 Café

Dave Stewart & Friends, Kaya Stewart @ Troubadour

The Watkins Family Hour @ Largo

Harlow Gold @ Harvelle's

Farmer Dave's Club Pacific Band w/ Brothers Marshall @ Del Monte Speakeasy

Little Red Plans, O.C. Bay, Caveman Voicebox, Hollowell, Mark Catalano @ TRiP

What's Up Dog! L.A. Fundraiser @ WitZend

Fellow Bohemian, Ted Z & The Wranglers, Foxxhound @ Alex's Bar

Jonny P (6 PM), Allura, Lose Control, Monster House, Whipporwill @ Saint Rocke

En Mantra, Time & Energy, Long Black Shadows @ The Observatory

Radars to the Sky, Cardoza, Seasons, The Breakups @ The Central SAPC

Elephant Revival, Frank Fairfield @ The Mint

Robotic Pirate Monkey, R/D, Alpha Data, Debi Cable @ King King Club

Palenke Soultribe @ Los Globos

Passion Pit, Tanlines @ Club Nokia (SOLD OUT)

Run DMT, Flinch, Randy Vision @ Yost Theater

Caitlin Crosby, The Wild Feathers, Enjulliet, Rayanna Zaragoza @ The Hotel Café

Jessica Lerner, Korey Dane @ Room 5 Lounge

Stellar, Topher Jones @ LURE Hollywood

Herbert Bail Orchestra, Ventriloquist @ Harvard & Stone

Roger McEvoy Greenwalt @ Los Globos

Reagan Browne, Szabo, Charlie Don't Surf, The Way Up, Troutwine, Electric Graffiti, Tini Grey @ The Roxy

Burn Halo, Angels Fall, Sons of the Damned @ Slidebar (FREE)

Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar

Max Haymer Quartet @ Bluewhale

Kemst, Machete @ DragonFly

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 10, 2013)

It's that hump day right before Coachella, so you're probably getting all hot with excitement for a rager in the desert.  Before you get too wet (with sweat from the heat ;D) - consider checking out Dub Club with Subsuelo or Low End Theory with KNXWLEDGE.  To prepare for Indio - visit The Standard downtown for St. Lucia and Neon Indian, but make sure you RSVP and arrive early because its first come, first served.

For other shows - see below.

  • Local H, Aeges, Missing Teen @ The Satellite

  • Dub Club meets Subsuelo @ The Echoplex (FREE before 10)

  • Sky Ferreira, How To Dress Well, High Highs @ Bootleg Theater

  • KNXWLEDGE, Alexander Spit, Toy Light @ Low End Theory at The Airliner

  • The Happy Casualties, George Glass, Honeybear @ Lot 1 Café

  • San Cisco, Chaos Chaos @ Troubadour

  • House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s

  • Hot Club Vignati @ TRiP

  • Kashmere, Elizaveta, Yellow Marbles @ WitZend

  • Mr. Crumb, Killer Dueling Pianos @ Saint Rocke

  • Tomorrow’s Tulips, The Mattson 2, Matt mclure @ The Observatory

  • St. Lucia, Neon Indian (DJ Set) @ The Standard Downtown

  • Megafauna, Dr. DeVito, The Face, Blue Blazer @ The Central SAPC

  • Andy Davis, Noah Lamberth @ The Mint

  • Pile, Fat History, Stab City, LA Font @ The Smell

  • David & Devine, Caroline Brooks, She Loves Me, Butter @ The Hotel Café

  • Cusses, Feral Kizzy, The Potential Lunatics @ Detroit Bar

  • D’Artagnan, Sin City, Landon Wordswell @ Room 5 Lounge

  • Pile, Fat History Month @ Origami Vinyl (FREE)

  • Mirror Talk @ Harvard & Stone

  • RT N The 44’s @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • Curtis Peoples, Hudson Thames, Melissa, Polinar, Shayna Goldstein, Jessare @ The Roxy

  • Arielle Verinis, Rubylith, Fued @ The Viper Room

  • Joel Harrison Quartet @ Bluewhale

  • Max Raabe & Palast Orchester @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Monday, April 8, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 9, 2013)

Tuesday April 9th isn't a holiday...nor is it a particularly exciting day for concerts in Los Angeles.  It certainly doesn't qualify as a #TurntUpTuesday, although the turn up will likely be real at Felix Cartal's birthday celebration at Dim Mak Studios and Watch The Duck's free performance at The Central SAPC as part of DWNTWN's residency.  Jazzheads can find Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke at Catalina Jazz Club.  A full list of shows is below....

  • Dioses Del Tiempo, Bad Luck Band @ House of Blues

  • Heloise & The Savior Faire, Mirror Talk, Hi Fashion, John Roberts @ The Satellite

  • Cayucas, Bad Things, Cillie Barnes, Captain Cuts @ The Echo

  • Broadheads, Eastern Conference Champions, Toy Bombs @ Bootleg Bar

  • Fayuca, Sono Vero @ House of Blues - Anaheim

  • Kip Moore, The Wild Feathers, Courtney Cole @ El Rey Theatre

  • The Cobalt Cranes, Aftergloam, Los Craters @ Lot 1 Café

  • TEMP3ST, The Mercy Beat, DWNTWN, Watch The Duck @ The Central SAPC (FREE)

  • Clairy Brown & The Bangin Rockettes, Pony Boy, Sweetwater & The Satisfaction @ Troubadour

  • Hunter and the Dirty Jacks @ Harvelle’s

  • DJ Kurb Kut @ Saint Rocke

  • Randy Scott, Jayne Doe, MOonroof, Sheldon Botler @ The Mint

  • Secondhand Serenade, Juliet Simms, Veronica Ballestrini @ The Roxy

  • Purdue Avenue @ Genghis Cohen

  • Felix Cartal, Hot Mouth, Ryan Vazquez, Bones @ Dim Mak Studios (Felix Cartal’s Birthday)

  • Mackenzie Bourg, Paige Nichols, Ryan Horne, Bite The Buffalo, Bullet Made Statues @ The Hotel Café

  • Peachy Keene, My Machete, Colour and Discord @ Detroit Bar (FREE)

  • Mike O’Connell, I Love Suzie, Julia Weldon, Shelley Segal @ Room 5 Lounge

  • Great White Buffalo @ Hemingway’s

  • Black Apples @ Harvard & Stone

  • Kyle Crane Jazz Group @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • Secondhand Serenade, Juliet Simms, Veronica Belistrini @ The Roxy

  • Maxwell Smart, South Central Skankers, The Disconnected @ Slidebar (FREE)

  • Barb Wire Dolls, Knee High Fox, The Royal Runts, Ingenue @ The Viper Room

  • Black Boots, Images, Black Mambas @ Redwood Bar

  • Arohl Ensemble w/ Paul Livingston @ Bluewhale

  • Nicholas Payton @ UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

  • Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke @ Catalina Jazz Club

Los Angeles Tonight (April 8, 2013)

Happy Monday!  Time to extend the weekend and decide where you're going to celebrate once Michigan wins the National Championship tonight.

A couple directions we might push you in would be The Diamond Light and Gavin Turek at The Bootleg Bar or Watch the Duck at Bardot for It's a School Night.  Both of those options are free...

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If you won your brackets and have some extra cash maybe you want to check out Thao & The Get Down Stay Down with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside at The Troubadour or go get turnt with ASVP Rocky at Staples Center...   The full list of tonight goings on is below.

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Steel Panther @ House of Blues

Chief, Warships, The Last Internationale, In Leagues @ The Satellite (FREE)

Angel Olsen, Villages, Paul Bergmann @ The Echo

Touche, Cuckoo Chaoes, LA Font, Hands @ The Echoplex (FREE)

Gavin Turek, The Diamond Light, Among Savages, DJ Destroyer @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)

Eddie Jobson @ El Rey Theatre

Escondido, Watch The Duck, Body Parts, Dustbowl Revival, Gossamer (DJ Set), Kack of All Tracks (The Lovely Daze), Chris Douridas @ Bardot [It’s a School Night](FREE w/ RSVP)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)

Barry & Stuart Live @ Largo

Planet of the Abts (Feat. Members of Govt Mule), Johnny Stachela Band @ Harvelle’s

Owen Plant, Love Mason, Brian Rogers Band, Dustin Robinson @ TRiP

Moxi @ The Constellation Room

Hunnypot Radio Live @ The Central SAPC (FREE) (w/ Joe Berman, Frank Palazzolo, Audra Mae, Jon Kenzie, Bite The Buffalo)

Gene Anderson and the Kings of the nEw Hollywood Cabaret @ The Mint

Cratesz, Omeguh, Skepp, Hawk, 7DeadlySynths, Cy Kosis @ Los Globos

Rihanna, ASAP Rocky @ Staples Center

Kool Skull, Kroy Club, Traps PS, Paperslang, Leathrface, Gun/Her @ Pehrspace

David Poe, Bear Attack, Dylan Pratt, Jason Joseph & The Spectacular @ The Hotel Café

Gardeners Logic, Jameson & Co., Purple Mountains Majesties @ Detroit Bar (FREE)

The Singles, Them Howlin Bones @ Harvard & Stone

Atomic Punks (Van Halen Tribute) @ The Roxy

The Negative Creeps, Colliderscopes, Goofoffs, Hobart W Fink, Menage, Noah Applebaum @ The Viper ROom

Chamber Music: Shostakovich, Martinu, Mendelssohn @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 6, 2013)

I know we're less than a week out from Coachella. I know everyone is running around this weekend trying to buy up all the coolers, sunscreen, liquor and glowsticks they can get their hands on. It's a beautiful day in Los Angeles though, so once you've stocked up on your goods, get your butt out and see some tunage...

Our buddies' the Tijuana Panthers (we have a Jam Van session coming from these guys next week) bring the fuzz (rock, not 5-0) to the Glass House in Pomona tonight to support The Three O'Clock.

Tijuana Panthers "Tony's Song"

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk will be filling up the Roxy with NOLA-style booty shakin' jams that you won't want to miss.

Dumpstaphunk "Do You Want My Love"

If heady vibes are what's going to  tickle your pickle this evening, you have two great options with Big Head Todd & The Monsters at HOB Sunset and Dark Star Orchestra at The Canyon.

Dark Star Orchestra "Sugar Magnolia"

If the work week kicked your booty and you were too exhausted to catch Sammy Adams and T. Mills at the El Rey last night, you're in luck, as they have another show at the same venue tonight. Make sure to pop your collar on entry or else the frat brothers won't let you. True story.

Sammy Adams "All Night Longer"

And lastly, if you're looking for laughs, KROQ's got your covered with their annual APRIL FOOLISHNESS concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre featuring Jay Mohr, Bill Burr, Doug Benson and more

Bill Burr Standup

  • Big Head Todd & The Monsters @ House of Blues

  • KROQ Presents Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness @ Gibson Amphitheatre

  • Maria Del Pilar, Gaby Moreno, Travis Holcombe (KCRW) @ The Satellite

  • Meltdown: A Night of Parental Comedy @ The Echo

  • Dark Star Orchestra @ The Canyon

  • Bootie LA w/ Mars, A Plus D, R.A.I.D., SceneSnaps @ The Echoplex

  • Funky Sole @ The Echo (FREE before 10:30)

  • Teenage Mountain Lion Premiere @ Bootleg Gallery

  • Y Luv, Paper Pilots, We Are/She Is @ Bootleg Bar

  • Shlohmo LIVE A/V SET with Jeremih, Nite Jewel @ Fonda Theatre

  • Orchard Lounge, Chrome Sparks (DJ set), Vibes, Josh Brooks @ The Central SAPC

  • Barrio Tiger, The Green Lady Killers, The Hitchhikers @ El Cid

  • (FREE) The Devil & A Penny @ Origami Vinyl

  • Ivan Neville, TEN, Perro Bravo and Quickie Mart @ Roxy Theatre

  • Aaron Carter, Joel Simson, Savannah Phillips, Frederick Daniel, Nikki Flores, Petrel and Charlotte Bash @ Troubadour

  • The Soul of John Black @ Molly Malone’s

  • Omniflux @ NOMAD Gallery

  • Planets, Brannigan’s Law, Floral Tenenbaums and Bodysnatchers @ the Smell

  • Barrio Tiger, the Green Lady Killers and the Hitchhikers @ El Cid

  • The Rescues, Jaymay, Kayoko and Hotel Cinema @ Hotel Café

  • Sarah Ault, the Sixth Son, Antony Benedetti of Escalator Hill and Aux/Aux at Lot 1 Cafe

  • Snarky Puppy and MAZ @ Mint

  • Hillbilly Herald, the Complex and Taddy Porter & the Black Tibetans @ Viper Room

  • Omar Akram and Mike Kindel @ House of Blues Foundation Room

  • Emily Jane White, Tom Brosseau, Eliza Rickman, Lia Rose @ Pehrspace

  • The Bloodhounds, Paradise, Satin Chaps @ Redwood Bar

  • Shattered Fait, 13 Scars, Sidekick @ Redwood Bar

  • Three O’Clock, Tijuana Panthers @ The Glass House

  • Mac DeMarco @ Constellation Room

  • PLaNETS, Brannigan’s Law, Floral Tenenbaums, Bodysnatchers @ The Smell

  • Justin Willman : Tricked Out @ Club Nokia

  • Sammy Adams and T. Mills @ El Rey Theatre

  • New Blues Revolution @ HOB Voodoo Lounge

  • Helen Reddy @ Catalina Bar & Grill

  • Jill Sobule @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • Walter Trout, Space Rocket and Philosophy of Soul @ The Observatory

  • Poor Mans Whiskey @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club

  • Keith Sweat @ City National Grove of Anaheim

Friday, April 5, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 5, 2013)

Its a night for DJ competitions, beats and pre-Coachella preparations.  Redbull's infamous ThreeStyle competition hits LURE in Hollywood with a special performance from Mark Ronson, acts from recent Coachella's, like Tokimonsta and MNDR, get down at a secret warehouse party (with help from Clicks & Whistles) and LA's premier indie rock cover band, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, turns up the indie pop covers at El Cid for their third annual FAUXCHELLA event.

Since its First Friday - that means Abbot Kinney will be popping and the Natural History Museum hosts an all ages shindig with Dan Deacon, Japanther and a DJ Set from Kisses.  Ladies and bros will be hype for Sammy Adams and T. Mills at El Rey Theatre - where they play for the first of two nights.   Seekers of sophisticated laughter should look no further than Demetri Martin at Largo.

Want to get turned on to something new?  Try The Record Company at Virgil, Goddollars and Tensnake at Los Globos or TS & The Past Haunts at The Satellite where they open for The Hectors.  Full list of shows below...

  • Tokimonsta feat. MNDR, Gavin Turek, Clicks & Whistles @ Address TBA via Twitter (@tokimonsta) – RSVP

  • Blackberry Smoke, Drake White @ HOB Hollywood

  • Redbull Threestyle Competition w/ A-Trak, Mark Ronson and more @ LURE Hollywood

  • The Hectors, Haunted Summer, TS & The Past Haunts, Spaceships, DJ Justin Cornwall @ The Satellite

  • Dan Deacon, Japanther, Kisses (DJ Set) @ Natural History Museum

  • Mac MdeMarco, Catwalk, Calvin Love, Chad & The Meatbodies @ The Echoplex

  • FMLY, Gold Star, Smooth Hound Smith @ The Echo

  • Goddollars, Tensnake @ Los Globos

  • Esben & The Witch, Heliotropes, VUM @ Bootleg Bar

  • Matthew Houck, Phosphorescent @ Troubadour

  • Soul Asylum, Bolts @ The Roxy

  • FAUXCHELLA - Black Crystal Wolf Kids – “Tribute to Coachella” @ El Cid

  • The Rescues, Calico, Zoe Z @ Hotel Café

  • The Dan Band@ Club Nokia

  • Sammy Adams and T. Mills @El Rey Theatre

  • Netsky @ Fonda Theatre

  • Helen Reddy @ Catalina Bar & Grill

  • Roman Candles, American Grizzly, Wreck of the Zephyr and Spokenest @ The Smell

  • The Record Company @ The Virgil

  • American Aquarium, the Cerny Brothers, Los Pinguos, LoCura @ The Mint

  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Ry Bradley and Fallen Stars @ Coach House

  • Memphis May Fire, the Artist Must Draw and Mae West @ Industry Theater

  • New Directions @CSUN

  • Dark Star Orchestra @ Fox Performing Arts Center

  • Kristina Sky, Tempo and Staley @ Yost Theater

  • Feeding People @ Fingerprints (FREE)

  • Demetri Martin @ Largo

  • CBG, The Shrine, Strangelove, Dirty Fences, Fresh Boy Bleed, Warchild (DJ Set) @ The Lyric Theatre

  • PLUS, DJ Waldo @ Virgil

  • Joshua Paige @ Hard Rock Café Hollywood

  • Sean Discoll Band, Ellis, Back By Morning and the Hailers @ On the Rox

  • Syd Straw @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop

  • Poor Man’s Whiskey, the Curly Wolf, Justin Dzuban and Jeremy Buck @ Saint Rocke

  • Anuhea @ Constellation Room

  • Justin Furstenfeld @ Observatory

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 4, 2013)

Hippies can revisit golden years tonight with Dark Star Orchestra doing a cover set of Grateful Dead music at Club Nokia while crate diggers can rejoice in the choice selections of Ubiquity's Frolic team, which includes Phillip Cejudo, Thomas Phillip Michael and Tony Watson, at One Eyed Gypsy.

On the giveaway front - we are hosting a contest for Kopecky Family Band tonight at The Satellite.  Their indie sounds should satisfy the eastside's thirst for hipster music.    For dancing, dancing and more dancing - Funkmosphere at Virgil or The Do Lab Presents at King King Club are safe bets.

Full list of shows below....Enjoy!

  • Spin Cycle Jamband Series 4 year anniversary: Dead to the Core, The Deep Under, Mother Jones @ TRiP (FREE)

  • Dark Star Orchestra @ Club Nokia

  • Harlow Gold @ Harvelle’s

  • Knight Riderz, Sir Charles, KAW @ The Central SAPC

  • James Clay Garrison, Bourke and the Revolving Door, The Strands @ WitZend

  • Home Grown @ Saint Rocke

  • Kopecky Family Band, The Eastern Sea, Alabaster Stones @ The Satellite

  • Ubiquity Presents FROLIC w/ Phillip Cejudo, Thomas Phillip Michael, Tony Watson @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • OXYxMORON, Rawhyde, COPCAR @ Bootleg Bar

  • Charlie Parr, Tommy Santee Klaws @ The Echo

  • Gilad Hekselman II @ Bluewhale

  • This Boy’s Fire plus Tamara Laurel / Kaptain Oats / Yami Lee / September Mourning @ The Roxy

  • Adam Boy w/ Dame 55 and Scotty the Kid @ On the Rox

  • The Viper Room/THC Music/ First Jason Present: Days of the Dead (Pre-Show Party) @ The Viper Room

  • Soul Track Mind (Austin, TX) w/ Reed Turner @ The Mint LA

  • NO James Supercave, and Thrillionaire @ Troubadour

  • Colin Hay @ Largo

  • Lindsey Stirling w/ The Vibrant Sound @ The Fonda Theater

  • Eric Boheme’s LA album Launch of “What A Life,” Jesse Cole, Daniel Rivas @ Room 5 Lounge

  • An Open Book: An Evening w/ Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October w/ Special Guests, Joe Firstman @ The Hotel Café

  • Virginia Reed, The Oxford Coma @ Silverlake Lounge

  • Aquadeer, Tim Carr, Cassandra McGrath, GALANIS, Rae Sterling @ El Cid

  • Full Moon and Indiecient Expressions @ Los Globos

  • The Do Lab @ King King Club

  • Konsept, Lobo Incognito, KrohGhost Levels, and Cheezedow @ The Detroit Bar

  • El Gran Silencio and Inspector @ The Observatory

  • The Darlings, Dimerunner, The Blackerbys, and guests @ Alex’s Bar

  • Granville Automatic and Ted Russell Kamp @ Pappy and Harriet’s FREE

  • Braata w/ Defunked @ Slidebar FREE

  • Dave Gleason @ Redwood Bar and Grill FREE

  • BlueBird Educational Productions Presents Stuart Jazz Pro Jam @ Lyric Theater

  • Funkmosphere @ Virgil

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 3, 2013)

Low End Theory goes De La with DJ Maseo, go on an escape with Vacationer at The Echo (for free too if you win tickets thru us!) and OC Housewives croon with Ryan Leslie at Yost Theater.

Other notable shows include For The Foxes and Air Dubai at The Roxy (we've got giveaways for that too), Smooth Hound Smith's tasty show at Silverlake Lounge and the weekly funkathon with House of Vibe All-Stars at Harvelle's.

  • Nostatic Trio +, The Dollface Dames' TRiP Tease Burlesque Show @ TRiP (FREE)

  • House of Vibe All Stars @ Harvelle’s

  • Stephen Brower & The Silent Majority,, Crazyhearse, DJ Zed (Zig Zags) @ The Central SAPC

  • Brendan Willing James @ WitZend

  • The Parlotones, Dinner and a Suit, Broadheads @ Saint Rocke

  • The Moonbeams, My Semi-Automatic, Twenty7 @ The Satellite

  • RT N The 44’s @ One Eyed Gypsy

  • Bronze Radio Return, Bad Suns, Heligoats @ Bootleg Bar

  • Vacationer @ The Echo

  • The Skatalites @ The Echoplex

  • Bobby McFerrin @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • Gilad Hekselman I @ Bluewhale

  • Sentidos Opuestos: Zona Preferente @ House of Blues Sunset Strip

  • For the Foxes w/ Air Dubai, Barely Blind, and New Beat Fund @ The Roxy

  • Def Jam Showcase @ On the Rox

  • Barbwire Dolls w/ Prima Donna, Albert Garrett & The Bad Romantics, and Tin Men @ The Viper Room

  • Andy Davis – Residency @ The Mint LA

  • Goo Goo Dolls @ Troubadour

  • Guy Blakeslee and Fortress Social Club @ Harvard & Stone

  • William Beckett w. Jillette Johnson, David & Devine, Tyler Hilton, @ The Hotel Café

  • Smooth Hound Smith, Armada, Red Circle Underground, Birds of a Black Feather, The Smoky Nights @ Silverlake Lounge

  • The Happy Casualties Residency w/ The Dharma Bums and The Black Heartthrobs @ Lot 1 Café

  • DJ Maseo, Antwon, Walter @ Low End Theory @ The Airliner

  • PM Music Industry Showcase @ King King Club

  • Ryan Leslie w/ Dawn Richard, and Blackbear @ Yost Theater

  • The Casualties, Dr. Know, Goatwhore @ The Observatory

  • Hudson Falcons w/ Murietta and Black Market III @ Slidebar FREE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Los Angeles Tonight (April 2, 2013)

A litte late with today's concert list...but thats cause founder Brandon "Boom D" Dorsky aged today so there was a little bday breakfast action.  Now we are ready for a lunch sized portion of today's Daily Dose - which includes giveaways to A-Trak, GTA and Sasha Goes Hard at Echoplex as well as Widowspeak and SISU at The Echo.  Email contest@supergoodmusic.com or tweet us out to get in because both Echo enclaves will be filled with beats, swag and people who consider themselves on the left side of things.

Ivory Deville joins in the fun at the Great White Buffalo residency at Hemingways.

For the featherweight wallets and pocket books out there - DWNTWN kicks off their westside residency at The Central SAPC.  They'll have support form The Mercy Beat, Blackbear and the sexily titled Ménage.  Fayuca plays Slidebar for FREE too.

O.C.  gets some love from For The Foxes and Air Dubai, and you can check out what is going on at other LA venues down below...

  • Tom Camillo Live Looping, Velvet Tea Party, Foxy and the Sound, Jake McKelvie @ TRiP (FREE)

  • Hunter & The Dirty Jacks @ Harvelle’s

  • DWNTWN, The Mercy Beat, Blackbear, ménage, Kevin Bronson (DJ Set) @ The Central SAPC (FREE)

  • Lights Over Phoenix, Becky Kessler @ WitZend

  • Tomorrows Tulips, Gap Dream, Brent Rademaker, DJ Chris Ziegler @ The Satellite

  • Fu Manchu, Hindu Pirates, Bloodnstuff @ Bootleg Bar

  • A-Trak, GTA, Sasha Go Hard, Chrome Sparks (DJ Set) @ The Echoplex

  • Widowspeak, Sisu @ The Echo

  • Janek Qwizdala Group w/ Bob Reynolds, Rusian Sirota, Louie Palmer @ Bluewhale

  • Paganfest America 2013 @ House of Blues Sunset Strip

  • Surge Presents: Munson Hill, Permacrush, The Bleecker Street Company, and Lullwater @ The Viper Room

  • Bear Attack w/ Aaron Childs, House Fire and Miya Folick @ The Mint LA

  • Low and Thalia Zedek @ Troubadour

  • Great White Buffalo, Ivory Deville @ Hemingways

  • The Heliogoats, Todd Lincoln Richards, Richard Walters, Fay Wolf @ Room 5 Lounge

  • Matt Hires, Wrabel, Jesse Cole @ The Hotel Café

  • Joseph Garate, Early Bizrd, Nicholas Burke, Matt LaRocca @ Lot 1 Café

  • Rogue Sun, Mandelenda, and Minnow @ The Detroit Bar FREE

  • Air Dubai and For the Foxes @ The Constellation Room @ The Observatory

  • Fayuca w/ Beyond I Sight @ Slidebar FREE

  • Black Boots, Don Juan y Los Blancos, and Bloodhounds @ Redwood Bar and Grill FREE

Monday, April 1, 2013

Month in Music: March (R. Kelly Gets Patriotic, JT Rips Off Mayer Hawthorne, The Allman Brothers Back At It and More)





Full Disclosure: I consider myself a big R. Kelly fan. Party anthems, cheesy inspirational songs, tunes about about bonding with homies, baby making music...the man can do it all. You can imagine my excitement when I found out that there was an official petition on the White House website to make "Ignition (Remix)", a true classic in every sense, the new national anthem for these United States of America.


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After deep analysis, I'm on board with this petition for the following 3 reasons:


1) The "Let's Be Lovers, Not Fighters" Argument:


Our current National Anthem mentions "rockets" and "bombs"....that's some bleak ish right there.  The remix to Ignition invites everyone to "After parties", "hotel lobbies" and proceeds to explain that at 4 am, the lobby will be cleared so we'll all head up to hotel rooms and "freak somebody". That's a message I can get behind.


2) The "Let's Be All Inclusive" Argument: 


I'm not that well versed in politics, but it seems like there if a lot of ideas based on exclusion being thrown around in the political arena these days. In the world of Ignition, and other slow jams by Kels, there is no exclusion. He's got "fellas on his left" and "hunnies on his right" and he makes note that he is bringing them all together for "junkin all night". Bringing people together folks. We need more of that.


3) The "Let's Do This For Ethical Reasons" Argument:


Ethics seem to be a thing of the past. In our "me, me, me" culture, no one is polite or courteous anymore (and this is coming from a New Yorker). We need a national anthem that can inspire everyone  to start treating each other a little bit better on a day to day basis. Ignition is a courteous and giving jam. He even starts off the song by declaring that he's not trying to be rude (mensch move on Kels part) and that he simply wants to give a lady the "beep beep" while also receiving the "toot toot". Giving and taking is what life is all about. Polite...check. Courteous...check.


We can learn a lot from Mr. Kelly about how to treat people (minus one particular incident, but hey, Kels is human just like the rest of us).




 JT Ripping Fools Off


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If you've been in a medically induced coma for the past month you still probably know that Justin Timberlake is back on the music train with his highly anticipated (by who exactly?) new album, "The 20/20 Experience". Justin came roaring back with an old school, 50s soul vibe that left Mayer Hawthorne asking himself, "What the fuck am I supposed to do now?"

In worse news, JT claims to be releasing another album in the fall. Whose look and vibe is he going to steal from next you ask? I don't know. I do love to gamble though so I set some odds on a couple different possibilities:



Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes


Odds: 14-to-1

Tell me you can't see JT dressed in shredded clothes, completely disregard the concept of a shower and underwear, and grow a thick beard. I can't either, just the idea of Timbaland dressed in hippy garb makes me laugh. Long shot for sure though.



Riff Raff

Odds: 9-1

JT does loves rap music and is quite well versed in it's history, as we've seen many times on Jimmy Fallon's show. It was hard to decide which rapper's ethos JT would steal from. 2 Chainz and Trinidad James were both strong contenders. Andre 3000 was the strong runner up, but the afro situation does seem to be something that would have to be overcome. So when in doubt, put the money on Riff Raff. I think Riff Raff's wardrobe is quite similar to some stuff JT still has in the closet from his boy band days, gold teeth are everywhere now and Riff Raff loves to collaborate with his contemporaries like JT does.





The Black Keys

Odds: 5-1

What band have more songs on more platforms than the Black Keys at the moment? HBO shows, car commercials, bumpers to commercial breaks on sporting events, these guys are everywhere. This is the easiest persona for JT to rip from elsewhere. Jeans and t-shirts, shitting on the Biebs in the press, hell, the Black Keys even collaborate with rappers like JT does. They also have some street cred for not being soft with their tunes. In most instances, this would be the front runner. This is not most instances though.




Kanye West

Odds: 2.5-1

Kanye came out and said he's still cool with Jigga man, but he don't fuck with the JT "Suit and Tie" bullshit. What's Timberlake do? Does he tell Ye that he mistook his baby mama's ass for Joey Fatone? No. Does he tell Ye that he has better plastic surgeons for his family members? No. So that's why we're giving this the best odds. How big of an F-U would it be to Kanye if come Fall, we saw Jessica Biel with a huge ass and jet black hair being shopped around by her mother like a whore on Game of Thrones while JT goes on live tv to make uncomfortable comments about political figures in the wake of tragedy all while wearing a leather mini-skirt and telling the world that he interned at Yves Saint Laurent, so he knows fashion and if he wears a black mini-skirt, well goddamnit, that's fashion. What would Ye do to retaliate? Start a boy band? We need more "Hip Pop" beef out there like this.



The Allman Brothers Band returned to the Beacon for their annual March residency. I have a special place in my heart for Allman shows at the Beacon as they were my first experience with all things heady. First time I encountered heady people, first time I ate heady treats, first time I saw heady things that weren't really there, all happened at the Allman Brothers Beacon run. It's nice to see the boys are still kicking ass and taking names.



Quick Ones While You Were Away:

My Chemical Romance Breaks Up...I couldn't give a shit about this. I just found it fascinating this got press.



Billy Joel made a kids wish come true at Vanderbilt University. This is just awesome. The onions on this kid though, huh?



The Strokes released their heartless new album that makes me think they all just wanted a payday and threw away the entire concept of "letting your sound grow

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Lou Reed cancels tour dates again. This is becoming all to common an occurrence for me. Lou Reed announces that he is playing somewhere, he gets VU fans all excited that maybe he'll put forth some effort and not sound like he just got out of a lobotomy, and then cancels his shows last minute. I guess ole Lou ain't doing too hot these days, but quit messing with my emotions man.



Latest Obnoxious Trend in Hipsterdom: Bands with no vowels

I guess hipsters are too cool for vowels now. At some point the hipster god's that be, got together and decided that from this moment forward, license plate spelling would be the correct form of grammar between Williamsburg and Silver Lake. We got bands with names like TNGHT and DWTWN making the rounds. My English teacher is furious right now.


Latest Obnoxious Music Cruise: Weezer Cruise

So it was announced this month that there will be a Weezer cruise in February 2014. Yes, that's right folks, pasty and pale 30 somethings taking over the Carribean with "The Sweater Song" and "Beverly Hills" blasting on repeat. Rivers must look sexy in a bathing suit.

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Artist to Watch: Hanni El-Khatib

Dude is pretty sick on the electric. Check em out...






Los Angeles Tonight (April 1, 2013)

That part about Dr. Dre at Santa Monica Pier just is not true.  It was meant to be a joke.  While it may be April Fool's Day, the launch to FREE April residencies is no joke with Gavin Turek's takeover of Bootleg coming out with Western Scene, Hustle Roses and the DJ stylings of Downtown Lobby's Channel One.  FYI - SUPERGOODMUSIC will be presenting Gavin's final residency show on the 29th. There is also Hands at The Echo with a DJ set from Aaron Castle and support from Mayan, Jefferson and The Chances.

It's A School Night brings in Among Savages, The Moth & Flame, Miner and DJ sets by Skemmadox and Vitalic Noise to Bardot.  The Foxygen part of the bill evaporated - and thus no Foxygen as previously reported in the Concert Blast.

  • Little War Twins, Idyll Wild, Pardon Me Sir, Lullwater @ TRiP (FREE)

  • Johnny Stachela, Duane Betts @ Harvelle’s

  • Camcorder, The Leafy Greens, Tapestry @ The Central SAPC

  • Chief, The Reflections, Rumspringa, Stonefeather, DJ Max Goldblat @ The Satellite (FREE)

  • Gavin Turek, Western Scene, Hustle Roses, Channel One (Downtown Lobby) @ Bootleg Bar (FREE)

  • Hands, Mayan, Jeffereson, The Chances, Aaron Castle (DJ Set) @ The Echo (FREE)

  • Halo, Gina and the Eastern Block, Vattica, and Diminished 7 @ The Roxy FREE

  • Violet, Dallison, Half Brother, Darla Beaux @ The Mint La

  • Monday Monday Showcase @ Room 5 Lounge

  • Among Savages, The Moth & The Flame, Miner, Skemmadox, Vitalic Noise @ It’s a School Night @ Bardot FREE w/ RSVP

  • David Poe, Catherine Feeny, Sama Dams, SuperSoul Monday Ft. Jason Joseph & the Spectacular w/ special guests @ The Hotel Cafe

  • The Wingard Manor, Bird Mad Girl, Nodigga “MNL” Residency @ Los Globos

  • Gardeners Logic w/ Fellow Bohemian, Big Monsta, and Randsburg @ The Detroit Bar FREE

  • Moxi @ The Constellation Room

  • Master, Sacrificial Slaughter, Lazarus Casket, Unholy Lust, Mutalacion @ Alex’s Bar

  • Eric Landmark & Nate Denver, Moment Trigger, Dally, and Jeffzilla @ Pehrspace

  • Ted Quinn’s World Famous Open Mic @ Pappy and Harriet’s

  • Blackwater Jukebox w/ Fathers and Suns @ Redwood Bar and Grill FREE